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A collection of essays published under the above title in the Contemporary review, and of other papers and addresses on kindred subjects. cf. Pref
Amusements of the people. The rationale of free public libraries.--The use and abuse of museums.--"Cram."--Trade societies: their objects and policy.--On industrial partnerships.--Married women in factories.--Manchester statistical society; inaugural address.--British association, opening address as president of Section F.--Cruelty to animals; a study in sociology.--On the United Kingdom alliance and its prospects of success.--Experimental legislation and the drink traffic.--On the analogy between the post office, telegraphs, and other systems of conveyance of the United Kingdom, as regards government control.--The post office telegraphs and their financial results.--Postal notes, money orders, and bank cheques.--A state parcel post.--The railways and the state